Crash course in visas for skilled workers
Your age, education, English language ability and work experience awards you points. If you get enough points you may be able to receive an invitation from the Department to apply for a permanent visa for you and your family. This visa is only available for a limited amount of occupations.
You need an employer to sponsor you for this visa. This is a temporary visa which can be granted for four years. After two years, if your employer agrees, you are eligible to apply for permanent residency. There are more occupations that can access this visa than that can access the independent visa. The minimum salary you need to get paid per annum with this visa is $53,900 AUD.
This is a permanent visa which requires you to commit to a regional area in Australia (for 2 years) and requires a regional business to sponsor you. This doesn’t mean the desert or the bush, some of the best beach cities are technically considered regional. The largest group of occupations can access this visa but you do need to have better English skills than you would need for some of the other visas. If you purchase or create a business you may be able to.
This is a permanent visa for skilled workers. The Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) enables Australian employers to sponsor highly skilled workers to live and work permanently in Australia. Employers can employ skilled workers from overseas or temporary residents who are already here visiting or working in Australia. ENS 186 visa has 3 streams: Temporary Residence Transition, Direct Entry &Agreement Stream
If you are growing your church in Australia there are specific visa streams for this goal. Some agents may squeeze you into a different visa stream even if its not the perfect fit. Whilst this stream does not have a direct path to permanent residency it can still be a stepping-stone in that direction. We work with churches both big and small, some with one congregation in Australia, some with over 300 congregations in Australia. Contact us to see what we can do for you.
Short term visas
Don’t qualify for permanent residency yet or maybe just want to try it out? It is much easier to find a work sponsor onshore and much easier to afford visas if you are earning Australian dollars. For some passport holders working holiday or work and holiday visas are the best way to achieve this. Otherwise, if you’re a recent Engineering Graduate you may be eligible for a graduate visa. Student visas allow you and your family to work for at least 20 hours a week, sometimes more. If you study in Australia for at least 2 years and still don’t have PR you may be eligible for a graduate visa to buy you even more time.
You’ve probably already read about these on the DIBP website. We do them all. What sets us apart from others? We can do the tough ones, like if you haven’t lived with your partner for 12 months, or if you are holding a bridging visa or have been unlawful or if you need to include your child over the age of 18.
We have been successful in having tricky 457 nominations approved, revoking cancellations, having schedule 3 waived and erasing 4020 allegations just to name a few.
We are a full service recruitment and migration firm with highly experienced recruiters, migration lawyers and agents. We are a one stop shop for your labour solution needs. We have handpicked our candidates not only for their experience and drive but also due to their suitability for work visas. There is no time wasting with our candidates or with us.